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PE: Importance of Anatomy
The importance of anatomy.
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark.  Knowing how everything fits together is important.
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Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
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Derek Dow
United Kingdom
Okay, I've gone and done it. I've resisted the - for me - absolute absence of temptation to sign up for facebook pretty much since it first went public - let's just say MySpace was still very much the place to be when I got my first FB invite. Damn, I'm old! Anyway, I hear FB is the place for getting colouring work these days - been hearing that for years - so I figure it's about time I dipped my toe in the pond.

So anyone who's asked me to add them on FB before, or wants to give me some pointers on how to get plugged into comic work stuff on there, ya know what to do!

Don't make me regret this!  ;p


Oh, and of course, still available for colour commissions ...

Sequential Page rate: from £35/page (US$50)
Single Character (no background): from £30 (US$45)
Single Character (simple BG added by me): from £40 (US$55)
Pinup/poster (single character + BG or several characters): from £50 (US$70)
More complex work (inc. covers, etc.): from £60 (US$85)
  • Reading: the Liveships trilogy
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Eating: fitfully
  • Drinking: winter jack! (and tea as well, of course)


A recent collab with Italian artist Virgilio D'Ambrosio. Quite a challenge to find an interesting way to do the ice, but I think I got something kinda okay.


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hughdidit Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Captain, my Captain!

I'll be studying your work for years.
artmunki Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
Aim higher!  ;p
hughdidit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
haha... if you say so!
SORD21 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Professional Filmographer
great work over here! had to watch ;)
artmunki Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
Thanks man,I appreciate it muchly! ;D
spidermanfan2099 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Where you at?!
IvannaMatilla Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi :)
artmunki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
Hi yourself! Long time no peep.  ^_^
guzu Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for the collection!
Let me know if you need help with it :thumbsup:
AndyMEZ Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello. Love your work. Idk if you're interested in doing a Kickstarter by any chance?
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